|Project by Don||posted 12-19-2006 08:47 AM||3063 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
Here’s another box I made for a friend’s birthday. The primary wood is River Red-Gum from a recycled counter-top. The burl inset lid is Amboyna. The lid tab is Ebony inset with a curved dovetail into the mitered lid frame. The tray is Australian Blackwood and the accent trim under the lid is Tassie Oak. The walls of the box are only 10mm thick which made inserting the 8mm Lid Stay into a mortise a real challenge. The dovetail joints in the box are cut by hand without the use of any jigs. The tray fits snugly forming a vacuum making it difficult to remove – hence the knob for this purpose. The nice thing is, that when you replace the tray in the box, it sinks slowly back into its position – a perfect fit, and wood expansion hasn’t been a problem so far.
The box is Intentionally masculine in design for a male friend.
-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/